Toronto seems to be host to Canada's own litany of video game cover bands. Well looks like one more can be added to the list. Laughed The Boy has released their first album of video game rearrangements, known as Bits and Bytes.
The group pays special attention to Nintendo produced games, including classics like Donkey Kong Country 2 and Legend of Zelda Ocarina of TIme.
My personal favorite on the album so far have been the aforementioned DKC2 remix known as "Forest Interlude." Though the relaxed guitar style present on "Dire Dire Docks (Mario 64)" comes in a very close second.
Find your own favorites on the full album, which is available for free download via bandcamp.
When it rains, it pours.
Check out this video by La SÉGA, the 'SÉGA' meaning "Société des Écrituristes Gamers Arrangeurs."
This Paris based society of composers gathers weekly to record incredible video game inspired music performances and music videos like the one below. The Song of Storms itself is a surprisingly great song to see performed.
Ambient electronic medley of some of Nintendo's finest water levels, including songs from Super Mario 3, Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong Country and Ocarina of Time.
The perfect soothing cool tunes for these obscenely hot summer months.
Incredible piano arrangements from a variety of games, all rearranged with great care in Brian Cubria's Video Game Piano Arrangements Vol. 1. Little flourishes and references in each song will warrant intense repeated listening for fans of games such as Final Fantasy VII, Shadow of the Colossus, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and personal favorite, the intro stage theme from Mega Man X.
I do have to admit, my favorite track just tends to be the one I'm listening to, since they are all so impressive.
Fans of the ever present OCReMix have surely heard the name, and likely the brilliant music of Jillian Aversa.
Well know you can also watch her latest music video, a vocal tribute to the classic Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time on the N64. This video is well produced, intriguing, and will make you look at the story of Link in Ocarina of Time just a bit differently. All trademarks of a great music video and a damn fine song.
A beautiful medley of songs from the also beautiful Claire W. of the PrettyPrettyPianist Youtube. The songs are from a pillar of gaming perfection, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. This medley is only five minutes long but travels throughout Hyrule with precise, flowing rhythms. This is just one of many amazing piano renditions available on her youtube page.